Goshen College journalism students and faculty with their awards at the 2018 ICPA conference. They include (from left, back row) Ann Hostetler, professor of English, Duane Stoltzfus, professor of communication, Kory Stoneburner-Betts; (front row), Olivia Copsey, Giselle Munoz, Abby King, Nathan Pauls.

The Record wins 2018 ‘Newspaper of the Year’ award

Twenty-eight Goshen College students collected awards at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association’s annual convention on April 7, with The Record named the “Newspaper of the Year” in its division.

This is the second time in three years that The Record, which is published weekly and competes against colleges and universities across the state with enrollment under 3,000, received the top billing.

The awards recognized Record staff from the spring of 2017, when Maddie Birky, a 2017 graduate with a degree in journalism and Spanish, served as editor in chief, and the fall of 2017, when Katie Hurst, a 2017 graduate with a degree in communication was editor.

“During a season when journalists have found their credentials as guardians of democracy called into question by claims of fake news, it was reassuring to see such strong reporting in schools throughout Indiana,” said Duane Stoltzfus, professor of communication and adviser to The Record. “Here in Goshen, Katie and Maddie each assembled a talented staff to do their part in demonstrating that journalism remains a high calling in public service, grounded in facts.”

The first-place awards included:

  • Laura Miller, for a feature on the historic “Mother Hicks” play, starring a character who speaks only in sign language
  • Kory Stoneburner-Betts, best feature photo, for “a moody image that catches the raw tone and energy” of a Metavari concert
  • Katie Hurst, Abby King and Nathan Pauls for best front page, featuring Eboo Patel
  • Katie Hurst, for an editorial in which she recalled the gift of conversation while sidelined by a severe ankle sprain during Study-Service Term in Peru
  • Dillon Hershey, best news photo, for a Kickoff scene featuring the magician Hugh Birky
  • Dona Park, for an editorial cartoon on feelings that provided “a welcome moment of whimsy”
  • Joshua Stoltzfus and Giselle Munoz, for best continuous coverage of a single story about the college’s efforts to become an Hispanic Serving Institution
  • Spencer Buttermore, Brad Stoltzfus, Chandler Ingle and Katie Hurst, for best sports page
  • Staff, for a special pull-out section of sports features

Second-place awards included :

  • Katie Hurst, Abby King and Jordan Waidelich, for news coverage of DACA
  • Samantha Horsch, for a profile of Maryn Munley, the performance venue production manager
  • Maggie Weaver, for a profile of Deb Detwiler, professor of music
  • Achieng Agutu, for an op-ed on communicating with her family in Kenya
  • Jordan Waidelich, for a feature story on chicken farmers in the city of Goshen
  • Joshua Stoltzfus, Abby King, Katie Hurst and Nathan Pauls, for best news series, reporting on the presidential search
  • Kory Stoneburner-Betts, for a review at Ignition Garage
  • Jill Steinmetz, for best informational graphic
  • Katie Hurst, Jill Steinmetz, Dez Lopez, Kristin Troyer and Sandra Camarillo, for best overall design
  • Megan Gerke, for best sports photo

Third-place awards included:

  • Olivia Copsey, best sports feature, for a profile of Tanner Camp
  • Kory Stoneburner-Betts, for a profile of the Lerner Theater
  • Jesse Amstutz, for an op-ed piece on immigration pressures in Honduras
  • Katie Hurst, Jace Longenecker, Lucia Nisly and Nathan Pauls, for best feature page
  • Isaac Longenecker, best illustration
  • Andrew Pauls, for a review of the Branford Marsalis concert
  • Katie Hurst and Kory Stoneburner-Betts, best special section front
  • Katie Hurst, Olivia Copsey and Pamela Ortiz, for best themed issue, with a focus on service in Ecuador

The Record received 56 points to finish in first; The Andersonian of Anderson University and The Bachelor of Wabash College tied for second, with 41 points each.